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Shalako (1968)

M/PG | | Western | 13 December 1968 (UK)
In 1880 New Mexico, a group of European hunters runs afoul of the Apache but is aided by an ex-cavalryman turned guide.

Director:

Edward Dmytryk

Writers:

Louis L'Amour (novel), James Griffith (screenplay) (as J.J. Griffith) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... Shalako
Brigitte Bardot ... Irina Lazaar
Stephen Boyd ... Bosky Fulton
Jack Hawkins ... Sir Charles Daggett
Peter van Eyck ... Frederick Von Hallstatt (as Peter Van Eyck)
Honor Blackman ... Lady Daggett
Woody Strode ... Chato
Eric Sykes ... Mako
Alexander Knox ... Henry Clarke
Valerie French ... Elena Clarke
Julián Mateos ... Rojas (as Julian Mateos)
Don 'Red' Barry ... Buffalo (as Donald Barry)
Rodd Redwing ... Chato's Father
Chief Tug Smith Chief Tug Smith ... Loco (as 'Chief' Tug Smith)
Hans De Vries Hans De Vries ... Hans
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Storyline

Shalako, the hunter and tracker, has to save a party of European hunters who are in danger from an Indian uprising. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Sean Connery is Shalako! Shalako means action! Action means Bardot!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Trivia

During production, Brigitte Bardot threw a St. Patrick's Day party for all the crew, and especially for Belfast native Stephen Boyd. See more »

Goofs

As the Apaches attack the camp, a brave is shot from his horse.As he rolls on the ground, his wig comes off, revealing short, light brown hair. See more »

Quotes

Sir Charles Daggett: [to Lady Daggett] Perhaps I'll leave you to the Apaches. They apparently have very interesting ways with ladies.
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Alternate Versions

The assault and killing of Lady Daggett was heavily cut from UK cinema prints though later video releases were intact. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Last of the Gentleman Producers (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Shalako
Words by Jim Dale
Music by Robert Farnon (uncredited)
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An Under Rated .. Curiosity?
19 March 2014 | by jcalbertaSee all my reviews

The caste alone is worth the admission: Connery, Bardot, Hawkins,Steven Boyd, Eric Sykes, Honor Blackman, Woody Strode, others ... Mostly European (actors) - strange for a Western - but not unrealistic to the times. Hawkins and Boyd - both recently out of starring in Ben Hur. A coterie of fine acting talent and charismatic screen artists. Proves my theory as to why Western Film will never die: Every Actor and every Director want to make a Western at some point. Connery and Bardot have some nice interplay in sharing the bulk of the screen time. Meanwhile here's some decent action here in what is a pretty well a straight up Western adventure tale. Possibly a Western that will enjoy greater appreciation with time.


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Language:

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Release Date:

13 December 1968 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$1,455,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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